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Preparing for Your Viva

SCI3RE4Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 9:30 am
Session Leader: Prof Andrew Lovett

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register.


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Increased understanding of the viva examination process. 2.Increased confidence in your ability to perform effectively in the viva. 3.Increased understanding of the possible viva outcomes and the process of thesis corrections post viva.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

An Introduction to Regression Analysis

CCETRE2Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Farasat Bokhari

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help you understand the linear regression model - To consider what it means to formulate a relationship between one dependent variable and one or more independent variables - To consider the critical assumptions of the linear regression model

Research Development Framework: A1
Stage of Research: (None)

Goal setting: creating an action plan for the next 12 months

SCI9RF3Y

Date: 02-12-2019 | Time: 2:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge
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Session Leader: Dr. Emma Elvidge

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register Submission of goal setting example


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1.Demonstrate the importance of goal setting for a successful (and happy!) career. 2.Describe a value-based goal setting process that can be used to set short and long-term goals. 3.Provide space for students to think about the own progress and the targets they want to set for the upcoming year.

Research Development Framework: B2|B3|C2
Stage of Research: Starting your research

Introduction to Academic Writing in English (Part 1)

FMH2RF3Y

Date: 03-12-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Mr. Chris Bishop

Topic: Academic writing

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To develop knowledge about English academic writing styles.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|A3|B1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

On the Job: Securing a First Academic Post

CCETRWYY

Date: 03-12-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 01-04-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Career planning

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To help students establish a clear academic identity prior to (and for the benefit of) job applications - To help students identify appropriate or 'gettable' academic posts - To help students to generate effective and job-tailored application paperwork (including CV's, personal statement, and covering letters) - To demystify the academic interview process

Research Development Framework: A1|B1|B3
Stage of Research: Looking beyond your PhD

Sample size and statistical power of a research study

FMH6RC5Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Gill Price

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- Understand the implications of sample size in quantitative research - Calculate sample size for straightforward study designs - Discuss practical implications of sample size in planning and in evaluating a quantitative study.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2|C2|C3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Introduction to bioinformatics 2 : Working with the command line

SCI2RI3Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 10:00 am
Session Leader: Dr. Will Nash

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. To introduce Linux 2. To introduce some useful ways to manipulate data in the command line 3. To introduce basic pipelines

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Taking Your Research into Secondary Schools

SCI4RD6Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 1:30 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Sarah Yeates

Topic: Impact and engagement

Credit Value: 1.5
Gained By: Attendance register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

1. Able to design a lesson plan for secondary school pupils at different Key Stages. 2. Be able to break your research down into broad themes and link it to the National Curriculum. 3. Able to gain confidence in science communication through the delivery of a lesson in one of our partner schools.

Research Development Framework: D1|D2|D3
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Systematic Reviewing

FMH2RE6Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 2:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Diane Bunn

Topic: Supporting your PhD

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To have a basic understanding of the principles and methods of conducting a systematic literature review in healthcare-related disciplines.

Research Development Framework: A1|A2
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher

Qualitative Interviewing

CCETRW9Y

Date: 04-12-2019 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts
Date: 11-03-2020 | Time: 7:00 pm
Session Leader: Dr. Simon Watts

Topic: Research methods

Credit Value: 0.5
Gained By: Attendance Register


Personal and Professional Development Aims:

- To improve attendee's knowledge of different types of interview - To improve attendees' skills in the development of interview questions and interview schedule design - To consider the skills and knowledge required to conduct an effective and ethical interview - To learn how other PGR students have incorporated different types of interviewing into their PhD studies.

Research Development Framework: A1|A3|C1|D1
Stage of Research: Developing as a researcher